iPhone Jailbraking 8.4.1 vs 9.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tester852, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. tester852 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    I'd like to jailbreak my iPhone 5S. Currently it's running on iOS 8.4.1. I'm OK with the iOS itself. From the jailbreak stability, etc. point of view what would be better - jailbreak current 8.4.1 or upgrade (9.1) and jailbreak.
    Thanks!
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    There's no jailbreak for 9.1.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Heh. Oh yeah.
     
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  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah. It's not for the faint of heart. No GUI and if you enter a command wrong…

    There's rumor on reddit that one if coming, meaning a JB for 8.4.1 that has a GUI. No idea when or if that will happen.
     
  9. ej1 macrumors newbie

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    The original question is actually not naive. The 8.4.1 JB has caused problems even for those who have compiled and linked the code. There is a high probability that 8.4.1 will never be jailbroken. The consensus seems to be that 9.2 and 9.1 will be jailbroken concurrently, but there is no guarantee. If 9.1 is jailbroken and 9.2 is not, Apple might accelerate the closing of the timing window for 9.1. On the other hand, if neither is broken quickly, that might re-incentivize the JB development of 8.4.1. One last complexity is that 8.4.1 is more robust than 9.1, so in an no-JB world one might prefer to stay in 8.4.1.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OP assumed he could jailbreak either one and asked a question based on the assumption. How is that not naive?
     
  11. ej1 macrumors newbie

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    You're probably right. I read it as "jailbreak when available". Subsequent posts from OP support your reading. Somebody did ask me whether they should upgrade or not. I am not sure what the better play is. Do you have an opinion?
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If I had the option…I would stick with 8.4.1.

    Two reasons. Either they will release a jailbreak for 8.4.1 or they won't. If they do - jailbreak. If they do not and the certainty then becomes that they won't then you can upgrade and jailbreak.

    And two, I'm not a fan of iOS 7, 8 or 9, but I'm less of a fan of 9 then I am of 8 and less of a fan than I am of 8 then I am of 7. So, if you can JB with an earlier version that's a good option in my book.

    In the last several versions of iOS Apple has only made it past a .3 update once (iOS 8.4). So chances are reasonable that the window of opportunity to upgrade to 9.1/9.2 and have a jailbreak (assuming 8.4.1 will not be jailbroken) will be much longer than the window from 8.4.1 to 9.0.2.

    This is just my opinion based on my experience with jailbreaking from iOS 5 and up.
     
  13. ej1 macrumors newbie

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    I ended up giving the same advice but you supported it more thoughtfully. Thanks.
     

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